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Body found on North Yorkshire train track


9:47am 10th April 2012
(Updated 9:43am 11th April 2012)

Police are investigating the death of a man at a disused train station in North Yorkshire.

He was hit by a train, and police were called to the scene at South Otterington station just before 8 O'clock this morning.

His death isn't being treated as suspicious, and they don't know who he is yet.

Trains along the East Coast line are experiencing long delays due to the incident.

A British Transport Police (BTP) spokesman said:

“BTP officers were called to South Otterington disused rail station on Tuesday, 10 April following a report of a body on the line. 

“BTP and North Yorkshire Police officers attended the incident, which was reported to BTP at 7.55am and is currently being treated as non-suspicious. 

“Paramedics from Yorkshire Ambulance Service also attended.

“Enquiries are ongoing to establish the identity of the man and inform his family.

“A file will be prepared for the coroner"

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